Welcome to Wildwater Canoeing

Wildwater Canoeing is a discipline of canoe racing, also known as Wildwater Racing and Whitewater Racing. The wildwater time trial is the purest of whitewater racing forms - the athlete, the river, the clock.

A racing performance is the result of physical conditioning, skill and harmony with the water - and is the only sport where social paddling is necessary to achieve a peak performance. Beautiful water, scenery and companionship make the Wild Water Racing experience compelling. The competitor is free to take whichever route on the river they desire, a freedom of racing unsurpassed in the whitewater world. 

Wildwater Canoeing is governed by the British Canoe Union, and managed through GB Canoeing.

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  • NEWSFLASH

    Only a week to go to the Scottish Open and Closed championships at Grandtully. 

     

    Don't miss out on the opportunity to race this fantastic venue and practice ready for selection.

     

    Enter now!!!

     

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  • The following people have volunteered to act as selectors. If you have any comments relating to any of these being selectors please email them to:

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    Chair- James Wingfield

    Nigel Stevenson

    Cynthia Berry 

    Carl Foody

    Gary Gibson

    Mark Birfield

  • National Coaches Paul Anderson, Nicky Cresser, Carl Foody will provide coaching and feedback to athletes for  the two days ahead of the Scottish Open WWR at Grandtully on the 20/21 February.

    For athletes wishing to register please  mail Paul on  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Meet Thursday 18th at the sca car park for 09.30 hours.

    For athletes who still require a competence assessment ahead of selection, the training and racing is a designated event for this purpose. You need to e-mail Paul direct with a request to be assessed.

    For those missing this occasion the selection event itself is the final occasion to meet this requirement.

  • Registration for GB 2016 Junior and Senior Registration is open. The registration form can be found on the selection race entry

    Please note that you must be logged in to access the selection form (this is to prevent spam problems). Details of the junior selection critieria can be found here, and senior criteria here.

    The selection criteria is part of the selection policy as laid out in the 2016 selection policy document. The assessment process is laid out in the assessment guidence document

  • The Scottish National Races wil be held at Grandtully on 20 and 21st Feb organised by Nairn Canoe Club. Poster and more details to follow shortly.

    Entries to:

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    Some entires have already been received, thank you!

  • I'm pleased to announce that the Dart race will definitely be running this weeknd. If you haven't already sent your entris in please send them to:

    Julie Lewis

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    We look forward to seeing you on Saturday.

  • The post Christmas WWR training camp at Grandtully saw very high water conditions, testing all athletes.

    Well done to all that attended. Each and every paddler showed great commitment in challenging conditions which led to some fantastic and competitive sessions.

    Competence assessments for those who requested will be published on the WWR site after agreed by the coaching team.

    Coaching will be offered on the days leading to the Grandtully race on the 20th February. Details will be published in due course.

     Classic Race Time Trial (High Water) finishing below Forth Falls.

     K1W

    L Revell 13:30

    L Oxtoby 13:43

    L Milne DNF

    M Nixen DNS

    M Smith DNS

     K1M

    R Millar 12:27

    F Gormal 12:28

    M Rees Clark 12:39

    N Hadland 12:46

    S Fotheringham 13:19

    C Mackechen DNS 

     

    C1

    R Hunt 13:19

    A Hamilton 13:50

    A Houston 14:43

    W Fotheringham DNS

    A Reeves DNS

    See face book page for photos.

    Paul Anderson - National Coach

  • DART RACE DEFINITELY RUNNING!!!!!

    Please note the Dart National Race is this coming weekend Jan 9th and 10th, 2016.

     A number of entries have already been received. if you haven't yet entered contact Julie on :

     

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    We look forward to seeing you.

     

  • The Grandtully Christmas WWR training event will be held between 28th-30th December.

    Please notify Paul Anderson if you intend to attend - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

     The event will be based in total on moving water. Conditions of late have been high and paddlers need to be able to cope with grade 3-4 water in a racing boat. We anticipate good water levels.

    Juniors will need to be the responsibility of a parent or adult and transport will be required to move up and down the river. A parental consent form will need to be completed on the day.

    Meet on Monday the 28th at the SCA car park at Grandtully 09.30am but be prepared to paddle soon after. There will be a cost charged of 10 pounds per athlete to cover costs.

     We should have use of showers and side room but winter wear is essential.

     Programme

     Monday 28th December

     09.30 meet and brief

     Travel to loch Tay and paddle back to Tully (it's 14k with Rapids).

     PM - sprint work on main rapid.

     Tuesday 29th December

    09.30 meet and brief

     Team event training and classic time trial.

     PM - skills session and sprints.

     Wednesday 30th December

     09.30 meet and brief

     Loch Tay to Aberfeldy group structured intervals.

     Tea in Aberfeldy.

     PM - River play session on classic course - coach led.

     National Coaches Paul Anderson, Nicky Cresser, Carl Foody and Fraser Gormal will facilitate the event.

     

     

  • The performance analysis that Ross presented at the training camp can be found in the downloads section here.

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